Tuesday, November 15, 2011

Inspirations For Fine Traditional Living-Chateau De Mirambeau

Move over Cinderella.  While this estate may be called a chateau, it is actually a castle fit for a fairy tale.   
  The prestigious Chateau de Mirambeau is near Bordeaux and Cognac.  

Chateau de Mirambeau is one more reason I have to venture out of Paris the next time I go to France.
This aristocratic residence has gone through many incarnations.

        It began as a medieval fortress and underwent numerous sieges, destruction and fires.  Its present form happened under the ownership of Count Charles Nicolas Duchâte.

   In 2002 it underwent a complete restoration and renovation. The castle ia surrounded by lush parkland. 
The building consists of a body of neo-Louis XIII, framed by two pavilions of the same style, and two asymmetrical wings.

    One of them is marked by Renaissance influences, the other by the neo-medieval influences .

 The entrance, flanked by two cylindrical towers, is one of the oldest parts of the building, dating back at least to the seventeenth century. Today, visitors can stay as the hotel guests of current owner Mr Valter Mainett.
The Chateau de Mirambeau Bordeaux offers a choice of 23 luxury rooms including 9 Junior Suites and Suites, each decorated differently in 19th century bourgeois style.
         I just love the decadence throughout this public space.
 The Chateau has an indoor pool, two tennis courts, a second swimming pool and a fitness circuit.


The enchanted home said...

Fairytale indeed!! This is magnifique!!

Connie said...

What a fabulous treat. Thanks!

Entertaining Women said...

Oooh...I hope that you've stayed here. I'm putting this one in my resource files. Refined...gorgeous...a certain formula for a magical vacation. Thank you for topping by for a visit. I pray that you had a blessed Thanksgiving surrounded by family and friends. Cherry Kay